He uploaded a video that'll tell you a little more about it, so check it out. It always better to view these kinds of things in action!
I love to see 123D Catch being used like this - we need more dinosaurs parts! I see schools getting a ton of use out of 3D printing in the future.
Something very neat is happening at Drexel University - dinosaur bones are being scanned and then 3D printed! Dr. James Tangorra and Dr. Kenneth Lacovara have teamed up along with other researchers to get this project going.
The dinosaur bones will be printed both at normal size (for display in museums) and on a smaller scale. The smaller scale bones will be assembled into full skeletons and then turned into robots so that the researchers will be able to study how the dinosaurs really moved. The doctors hope to have a robotic limb created by the end of 2012 - a full model will take much longer.
3D printing has really revolutionized the field of paleontology - I can't wait to see where this goes.
Gonzalo Martinez of Autodesk got this fantastic 3D capture using 123D Catch and an Octo-Copter UAV to take photos and videos of the Autodesk headquarters in San Rafael, California.
We've seen 123D Catch used in many smaller applications - but this is huge! Using a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to capture things on such a large scale could be used in tons of ways. I can't wait to see where this goes. The possibilities are endless!
Also, here's a video of the process, which is awesome:
Yes, that's right. I am here at TechShop in San Francisco and the first ever Maker Startup Weekend is in full swing. It kicked off yesterday with a ton of workshops for 123D, MeshMixer, 123D Make and 123D Catch. We also had 3D Printing workshops, sewing classes, laser cutting and a ton more.
At this point, teams have been formed and amazing projects are starting to get realized. Here is a small selection of what we might see during the pitches tomorrow evening: Musical Tire Swing, DIY Coffee Roaster, iPad Stylus Holder, DIY Bio Tool, Mini Pinball game, iPad stand.
Go check out Rick's Flickr stream (here) to get closer to the action.
You can also follow David Lang on Twitter (here) for last minute updates.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more info on the projects.
As part of our effort to help you make really cool stuff, we created the 123D Gallery. If you are an avid 123D user you are likely already familiar with the Gallery.
If you aren't familiar with the Gallery, we have created a quick video tour to help you see how to share your creations or use an existing model for your designs. The gallery is full of 3D Models, Images, Props and Parts, basically everything you need to get started or make your models more realistic.
Another cool feature of the Gallery is that you can showcase your own creations. You can easily post your designs back to the Gallery and allow others to incorporate your content into their design.
Sharing is Caring! So go forth and show 'em what you got.
Bilal Ghalib over at Instructables has shared a guide for turning your 3D Catches into 3D prints. This opens up a ton of 3D printing possibilities. Imagine an entire 3D printed chess set made from members of your family. And while your at it, why not Catch all of your limbs for posterity (in case you should ever lose one and need a prosthetic). I'm interested to see all of the possible things that can be done with your 3D objects. Tell me what is is you want to Catch in the comments below. Or better yet, go Catch some things and share them in the gallery!
The days are getting rapidly shorter, the weather has turned frigid, and winter is setting upon us. Now, more than ever, is a great time to stay indoors and have some 3D modeling fun. So, curl up in front of your computer with a warm cup of cocoa and make a snowman!
To help you get started, we have provided you with a snowman template and some snowman parts for you to decorate it with. However, don't feel obligated to limit yourself to only these parts. You may decorate the snowman however you wish.
Anyone who uploads an original image or 3D model of their snowman to the 123D gallery before January 31st will be getting a free Instructables 1-year pro membership.
Here is a helpful video to help you start to build your snowman